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to start assistance dogs of the west, or adw. >> my sister, karen, has a disability, and i started getting the dogs to help me and my sister, karen. you know, kids want to be kids, of course. i didn't want to have the responsibility of my sister, karen, so i used to get one of our first dogs to stay with her, and then, when she needed me, she could tell him, and he would come and find me. >> the school trains dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent. most of the adw's trainers are adults, but jill wanted to give kids the experience she had as a child. >> ah-choo! >> i think for kids who are truly interested in it and want to take this further into animal behavior or vet school or training for the movies, training for whatever, i think this is a really great place to start that lets you really kind of explore whether this is something you really want to do later on in life. >> the school is based in santa fe, new mexico, and trains dozens of service dogs each year. for these teens, the class is actually part of their school day. >> you take it like you take math. you ge
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